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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Confederation Marine Modelers
    2 months ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Wow that was great & no damaged boats incredible ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Problems with RC Model Yacht Hurricane Racing Sailing Model
    3 months ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Good Afternoon fellow model boaters etc you will be pleased to know I have finally fixed the winch etc on my Hurricane yacht all working fine just need to get it in the water now
    Thank you so much for all your help & support โ›ต๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Problems with RC Model Yacht Hurricane Racing Sailing Model
    3 months ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Dave976 thank you for your reply have been in touch with Volantex & found out the winch etc is all factory set also ordered a couple of spare reels of twine just in case I think I am almost there but its a bit fiddly ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Problems with RC Model Yacht Hurricane Racing Sailing Model
    3 months ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Model Boaters I am a newbie to RC Model Yachts so I purchased a pre made kit from eBay.
    I have encountered issues with the re threading of my sail winch servo
    after it got into a right mess is there anybody who could offer me any useful advice " Yes shouldn`t have bothered stick to electric RC boats"
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rebuild of German U boat
    1 year ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Fred thank you for the info the hull is made from fibre glass by the looks of the interior & the deck is made in 3 sections of strong plastic will check out the AMS forum later ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rebuild of German U boat
    1 year ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Martin555,

    Thank you for the info really great!! ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rebuild of German U boat
    1 year ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Doug,
    Thank you for the plans not sure about the "blue figures" though? ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rebuild of German U boat
    1 year ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Toradog,
    I am aiming to just keep it surface running its 160cm long not sure of scale 1:72? Sealing the sub will not be an issue I have also removed all the decking now & can inspect the prop shafts etc they are not seized up & run freely could I get away with using the originals & maybe regrease or lubricate the shafts & fit new brass props? They are both sealed in the normal way.
    Hope this helps.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rebuild of German U boat
    1 year ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Morning fellow RC members this is my latest project & I am looking for some advice & guidance it was given to me from my late brother in law & it needs a lot of TLC!!
    It didn`t submerge just operated on the surface.
    Stripped it all down & cleaned it to start with also have found a useful website http://www.rc-sub.com/home/index.php to see if can also give some assistance.
    1st problem is how to remove & replace both the props & shafts.
    Also a copy of the plans would be useful if at all possible.
    http://www.rc-sub.com/home/index.php
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Police Launch
    1 year ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Uncle T,

    Snap!! Complete with Policeman & Policewoman given to me as 1 of many boats that my late brother in law left for me 2 years ago๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billings Progress
    2 years ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Newby7 at least 30 years ago this boat was given to me by my late brother in law Terry it was a Billings Kit still in the box built in our spare bedroom remembering all the plank on timbers that formed the hull. Photos show "her" sailing happily @ Portishead Lake in Bristol I say happily till a strong gust of wind caught it & almost flipped it over it then took on a lot of water & sank as you see in the photo luckily it managed to stay partly submerged & it was rescued by some young guys in a Swan boat that they hire out on the lake. It has now been completely gutted & all the electrics replaced it lives to tell another tale ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Portishead
    2 years ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Yes but not as often as I would like to ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Portishead
    2 years ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Camyaj do you live nearby & sail boats in the lake?
    Its absolutely beautiful in the Summer I used to go there with my brother in law also Woodspring club use it regularly for RC yachts etc ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ new year
    2 years ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Further to a post made several months ago pre Corona Virus some good news was received from HMS Collingwood Museum re HMS Sheffield & HMS Invincible radio controlled boats donated by my late brother in law please click on the attached link
    We are now waiting to pay them a visit if & when this situation changes to see both the Boats in action & have got video camera at the ready to take some really memorable footage especially where the Invincible is concerned as its never been in the water ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
    http://www.commsmuseum.co.uk/models.htm
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    ๐Ÿ“ new year
    3 years ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Good afternoon Model Boats members.
    I am a newbie & I am after some helpful information from any members.
    My brother in law passed away recently & was an avid builder of R/C boats & a perfectionist.
    He has a big collection of various boats, sizes, etc.
    We would like to sale them but we are not sure how to go about it.
    We have approached the local auctioneers but they want a fairly hefty part of the sale price.
    We have also looked at ebay but not to sure about that.
    We have also been in touch with Howes models but they offered a measly sum of ยฃ500 for the lot!!
    Any information would be most grateful.
    Jimbob901๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿคž


    That was over 8 months ago & I am pleased to tell you that I managed to sell them all through ebay raising at least a ยฃ1000 for his wife.
    I met some of the nicest like minded people all fellow radio controlled model boat enthusiasts throughout that time.
    The "icing on the cake" for me was the donation of a 7ft scale model of the Invincible & a smaller scale model of the HMS Sheffield to a Royal Navy Museum in HMS Collingwood and they are going to arrange for the Invincible to be launched on water for the first time later this year which I will be really looking forward to.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ R/C Boat for Sale
    3 years ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    For Sale:Rc Model Boat Sea Rover Red & White, wooden deck, 76cm x 25cm, Never used. Condition is New. New Saturn 2.4 Ghz radio transmitter & receiver included. Viper Marine 25 speed controller & motor included. Will need own battery supply. Buyer to collect.ยฃ250

    radio transmitter
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    3 years ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thank you Doug for the information its worth a try.
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    3 years ago by Jimbob901 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Good afternoon Model Boats members.
    I am a newbie & I am after some helpful information from any members.
    My brother in law passed away recently & was an avid builder of R/C boats & a perfectionist.
    He has a big collection of various boats, sizes, etc.
    We would like to sale them but we are not sure how to go about it.
    We have approached the local auctioneers but they want a fairly hefty part of the sale price.
    We have also looked at ebay but not to sure about that.
    We have also been in touch with Howes models but they offered a measly sum of ยฃ500 for the lot!!
    Any information would be most grateful.
    Jimbob901๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿคž

    models
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